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Guided Tour of Key Hill Cemetery in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, Hockley

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Icknield Street

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Walking History Tour of Key Hill Cemetery , the unique catacombs & the residents who rest in this non-denominational burial ground.

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History of Key Hill Cemetery, Birmingham's first cemetery and formerly known as the General Cemetery , the unique catacombs and the residents resting in this non -denominational cemetery .

Walking History Tour with our expert volunteer guide includes the history the unique catacombs and the residents resting in this non -denominational cemetery .

The final resting place of Joseph Chamberlain , Alfred Bird, Thomas Avery , William Murphy , John Skirrow Wright , Joseph Tangye, Constance Naden , Harriet Martineau , Marie Bethel Beauclerc , , Rev George Dawson , Henry Palethorpe, Joseph Gilliott, Robert Lucas Chance , William Butler , Thomas Walker , Isaac Horton, James Hinks.

Conservation -the single tiered catacombs have recently been restored, along with new railings , footpaths and planting in this non-denominational cemetery .

This cemetery is a haven for wildlife .

MEETING PLACE : Key Hill Cemetery, Icknield Street gate entrance not far from Warstone Lane Cemetery Icknield Street entrance at 2pm

( see separate event for Warstone Lane Cemetery tour at 12 noon )

Tickets via Eventbrite £5.00 includes booking fee . Children under 16 years no charge. All Children must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at all times

Guided tours are the second Sunday in the month except for December .

Finding a grave - Should you require to find the location of a family grave, the Friends may be able to assist. Please note this is unlikely to be achieved during a guided tour. With prior notice the Friends can arrange for you to meet a volunteer before the tour begins, please allow plenty of time for this. Alternatively, a date and time can be arranged to suit you and a volunteer. Should you require this voluntary service please email the Friends in advance with the family names and year of death if known. Also state which cemetery if known.

Getting here :

By Train and Tram stops at the Jewellery Quarter Station in Vyse Street .

By Bus -the 101 bus from Colmore Row to Chamberlain Clock walk to Vyse Street , see Sunday service via nxbus.co.uk and plan my journey https://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands/plan-your-journey.

By Car – Clean Air Zone From 1st June 2021 Birmingham Clean Air Zone WILL YOU NEED TO PAY?

Charges are from midnight to midnight. Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone will start charging on Tuesday, but estimates predict that 75% of cars will be exempt from charges. The zone, covering the centre of town, aims to reduce pollution levels and encourage more people to switch to public transport to visit the city centre. It is different to the London congestion charge which charges all vehicles so it’s important that you know whether it applies to you or not.

Check your vehicle here to see if you would be charged: https://www.gov.uk/clean-air-zones

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Volunteers of the Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery maintaining the cemeteries & RAISING FUNDS FOR GRAVE RESTORATION since 2004 .


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Guided Tours of the cemeteries in 2019

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Organiser Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery, in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

Organiser of Guided Tour of Key Hill Cemetery in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, Hockley

The Friends of Key Hill  Cemetery and Warstone Lane Cemetery are a group of volunteers working to preserve, research, inform and promote these important historic and interesting cemeteries.
The Friends  conduct guided tours the second sunday of the month , except for December. Hold regular clean up days and open days where we can assist with locating your family plot number. 
The Friends raise funds for Restoration.

 Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery are both located in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter in Hockley.
Both Cemeteries are listed on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. There are several  notable people buried here. 

The Friends Est 2004 are the only group to maintain the Cemeteries, restore headstones as well as researching the lives of those who rest in the cemeteries.  
The Friends aim is to raise funds for restoartion of the broken heastones, this is achieved by guided tours, sales at open days in the cemeteries, attending local history fairs, including the Jewellery Quarter Festival , membership, and donations . 

 A  membership form is available by request should you wish to became a  member of  the Friends .
.All proceeds go towards the restoration of the headstones. 

Guided  Tours are the second Sunday of the month except for December.
Private tours for groups & societies can be arranged. 

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